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Pierced shell

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Convex and pierced shell, fragmented, mud still attached.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KN 148, 1. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Early Kerma, 2400–2050 B.C.

Findspot

Kerma, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width: 9.5 x 9.0 cm (3 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1415

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants